Revolutionaries Should Avoid These

Rowling reminds revolutionaries of weaknesses to be avoided: careerism (Fudge, Minister for Magic); individualism/egoism (Gilderoy Lockhart); emotionalism=a tendency to display or respond with undue emotion, esp. morbid emotion (Sirius Black's all-consuming hatred for Pettigrew and Snape, Harry's consuming hatred of Dudley, Snape, Malfoy--compare these with Dumbledore's self-possession); opportunism=the policy or practice, as in politics, business, or one's personal affairs, of adapting actions, decisions, etc., to expediency or effectiveness regardless of the sacrifice of ethical principles (Rita Skeeter, Gilderoy Lockhart, Umbridge), factionalism-A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group , (Slytherin disruptive behavior in certain classes with other Hogwarts students e.g. Hagrid's); dogmatism=Characterized by an authoritative, arrogant assertion of unproved or unprovable principles (Percy Weasley, Umbridge); sectarianism= narrowly confined or limited in interest, purpose, scope, etc. (Sybill Trelawney); bureaucratism, a bureaucrat is one who "works by fixed routine without exercising intelligent/[responsible] judgment,", (e.g. Hermione's organizational efforts on behalf of elves at Hogwarts; contrast this with her intelligent/responsible organizational efforts with regard to Dumbledore's Army).